OmniOS freezes during reboot

Rebooting OmniOs on some machines can cause it to freeze.

Run the following commands to disable fastboot:


svccfg -s “system/boot-config:default” setprop config/fastreboot_default=false

svcadm refresh svc:/system/boot-config:default

svccfg -s “system/boot-config:default” setprop config/fastreboot_onpanic=false

svcadm refresh svc:/system/boot-config:default


Exchange 2013 ContentIndexState: Failed

Following on from my previous post, I still could not search through the public folders.

Taking another look at the event viewer I noticed the following errors:


Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Fast.PerformingFastOperationException Cannot invoke service method GetFlows


Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Abstraction.OperationFailedException Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Core.Abstraction.CatalogReseedException


Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus returned the Content Index State as failed.


Stop the Exchange Search service
Stop the Exchange Host Search Service
Browse to:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Mailbox\Mailbox Database XXXXXXXXXX\

There will be a folder with a GUID name and the word single on the end. (example: F3C16DF5-58AC-4218-8E38-984C7D6250F112.1.Single)

Rename this folder, add .old to the end of the folder name.

Start the Exchange Host Search Service first then start the Exchange Search service.

Note. The search indexer will take some time to reindex everything on the database.

Use this command to see its status in an Exchange shell:


Exchange 2013 hostcontrollerservice.exe crashes

I came across an issue with an Exchange 2013 server that could not perform searches within the public folders.

After checking the services, the Exchange Search Host Service was not running. After attempting to restart the service, I noticed the following errors in the event viewer:


Application: hostcontrollerservice.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: Microsoft.Ceres.HostController.Controller.HostControllerException
at Microsoft.Ceres.HostController.WcfServer.WcfService.StartService()
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object)
at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()


Faulting application name: hostcontrollerservice.exe, version: 15.0.712.0, time stamp: 0x5199c4fd
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.2.9200.16451, time stamp: 0x50988aa6
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x000000000003811c
Faulting process id: 0x5464
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf73fceeb096ae
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\Search\Ceres\HostController\hostcontrollerservice.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 3140d9a6-dff0-11e3-940a-00155de15d01
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:


One of the node.ini files had become corrupted.

Browse to:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\Search\Ceres\HostController\Data\Nodes\Fsis\

For each node, open the folder and browse to \Configuration\Local\ and check the node.ini file with notepad. If the file is empty, the file is corrupted, copy the node.ini from one of the nodes and then start the service.

How to setup Fibre Channel targets on OmniOS

Setup COMSTAR packages

Install the storage server package.

pkg install storage-server

View the state

svcs stmf

Enable the stmf service

svcadm enable stmf

Check stmf status

svcs stmf


Configure the QLogic Fibre Channel adapters for target mode

The qlc driver is for initiator mode.
The qlt driver is for target mode.

Display FC port bindings

mdb -k

::devbindings -q qlc


Change to target mode

update_drv -d -i ‘pciex1077,2432’ qlc

Note. The following error is normal:

Cannot unload module: qlc

Will be unloaded upon reboot.

update_drv -a -i ‘pciex1077,2432’ qlt

Note. The following error is normal:

devfsadm: driver failed to attach: qlt

Warning: Driver (qlt) successfully added to system but failed to attach

Reboot the system

init 6

Verify the HBA has switched to target mode.

stmfadm list-target -v

Create the zpool

Note. Single disk setup

Create the zpool.

zpool create SAN c0t0d0

Note. Use format command for list of hard drives.

Create ZFS volume.

zfs create -V 200g SAN/Volume1

Note. -V is used for block devices.

Create a logical unit using the volume.

sbdadm create-lu /dev/zvol/rdsk/SAN/Volume1

Get the GUID number for the LUN.

sbdadm list-lu

Add a view for the logical unit.

stmfadm add-view GUID-number

How to update OmniOS

To see what needs updating:

pkg update -nv

Note. Create boot environment means that it will require a reboot to activate the changes. A new BE will be created.

To update the system:

pkg update -v

Reboot the system


To see a list of boot environments:

beadm list